"We were composed, we played our style and a 2-0 win in a quarter-final is all you can ask for".
In my career, whenever I picked up silverware, I expected to win I and I sense the same mindset with England right now.
But retailer IKEA took in stride the England fans who bounced and rolled on furniture and kicked items at the Swedish-founded company's east London store.
England beat Croatia 5-1 at Wembley in the last meeting between the two countries in September 2009.
After finishing second in their Group to fellow semi finalists Belgium, Gareth Southgate's side has incredibly found itself on the easier side of the draw, avoiding the likes of France, Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay, while Spain and Germany faced early elimination.
'Everything we've done, not just with Pippa but in general, just making sure we've just had consistency throughout.
Croatia have gone through two extra times and two penalty shootouts - they must be shot, physically and mentally.
"We know where we are, we know we're not the finished article and I don't think we have loads of world class players".
"The tournament has been unbelievable", he said.
Yet, France still is missing that go-to striker as the World Cup enters its decisive stages - Olivier Giroud, a favorite of head coach Didier Deschamps, failed to score or register a shot on goal in France's five World Cup games so far.
England fans have been superb since day one and they're going to have to be louder than ever for the Croatia game.
Sir Alf Ramsey led England to World Cup glory in 1966 (PA Archive). So to be here now, leading this team out, I'm so proud.
"We are hungry for more and we want more and hopefully we can show that on Wednesday". Some people when they nutmeg (someone), they call it but never been something I've done.
"When you look at it like that, obviously it's great, but more importantly it was about the team", he said.